The Andreas Shiraz matures in medium French oak barrels for over eighteen months before being bottled ahead of a further maturation period of over one year.
Bright, deep red colour with pinkish edges. Fresh, vibrant nose of forest fruits, with touches of spice and caramel and notes of hazelnut and dry prunes. Touch of vanilla flavours, indicating good usage of oak. Delicate palate with expression of ripe sweet red fruits, sour cherries, raspberries and notes of spice and pepper. Medium plus tannins. Fruity, round,complex and full finish.
Ageing potential of three to five years, but ready to drink as already full, dry and complex, with fruity richness.